April is recognized as Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month, an annual observance to call attention to the impact of STDs and to promote testing. It is about connecting you with accurate, useful STD and HIV prevention information and testing and treatment choices that lead to better health. The steps you take to lower your risk of getting STDs can also lower your risk of getting HIV—take action to protect your health! For more information click on the title to visits the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, or call our office at 910-893-7550 to make an appointment for testing.
The SISTA (Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS) Project, a science-based HIV prevention program, is scheduled to begin a new cycle of classes on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at the former Dunn site of the Harnett County Department of Public Health located at 904 W. Edgerton Street. The sessions are free but registration is required, contact the Health Education Division at 910-814-6195.
During April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Harnett County residents are encouraged to come together to celebrate efforts to ensure all children have the safe, stable, nurturing environments they need to thrive. Child abuse has a long-term impact on a child’s life according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Child maltreatment is a preventable public health issue. For more information click here to view the Prevent Child Abuse NC web site.
Join us for a breast health educational session: “Celebrate More Mother’s Days” on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. at the Governmental Complex in the Commons Area. The program will feature a guest speaker, exhibits, resources, and more. The event is free, however registration is required. To register, contact the Health Department at 910-814-6298. The registration deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014. For more information, click on the title.
National Women’s Checkup Day will be recognized on Monday, May 12, 2014 during National Women’s Health Week. This is an annual observance to encourage women to schedule an annual well woman visit. Well-woman visits helps you to get the preventive care you need, including screenings. Taking steps such as getting the right health services, screenings and treatments increase your chances of living a longer and healthier life. For more information click on the title to view the National Women’s Checkup Day fact sheet.
Harnett County Department of Public Health in partnership with North Carolina Heart and Vascular will sponsor the “Don’t Miss a Beat: Control High Blood Pressure” lunch and learn. This program will take place on Wednesday, May 21st from 11:45am-1:00pm at the Governmental Complex Commons Area located at 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. An informative presentation on how to prevent and control high blood pressure will be provided by Dr. Ben Walker with North Carolina Heart and Vascular. This is a free program however registration is required. To register, call Harnett County Department of Public Health at 910-814-6196. The registration deadline is Friday, May 16th. For more information, click on the title.
Nehemiah Building Ministries, Rex Mobile Mammography along with the Harnett County Health Department will be on site providing mobile mammography screenings from 9:00am-1:00pm at 2225 NC Hwy 55 East, Dunn. For more information or to register please call the Harnett County Health Department at 910-814-6197.
Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. The Health Department provides mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography screenings will be held on May 14, 2014. Pre-registration is required. See the Downloads Box below for an application or call 910-814-6197 for more information.
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